As I went home for thanksgiving, I was grateful for so much… I am blessed to have the money to go visit family I am blessed to have friends in multiple places, and I am fortunate to have the freedom right now to take a whole week there :).
Funny, as I prepare for the journey of a lifetime, a Kingdom Journey, to be sure… It causes me to also reflect on journeys I have already taken. It causes me, as I prepare to be in other cultures, to evaluate and scriutinize my own.,.. The ease with which certain aspects of daily life currently occur to me is no longer simply in the background. I find that just brushing my teeth in my bathroom, going to the cupboard, and sleeping in a familiar bed have an oddly crisper feel to them. The familiar, predictable, and controlled rhythms I am used have risen to a new volume. These routines and sounds, smells and sights are no longer quiet, and unnoticed. They are a brighter tapesty, the canvas on which my future experiences and travels will be painted and written.
One of my favorite all-time scenes is the one in the movie “August Rush” where August is playing the guitar for the first time, and the innateness of that interaction between him and the instrument is similar to what happens to us in the world as humans, after interacting with certain things, places, people, etc… we get so comfortable. We can make a beautiful song. I Am excited about this trip–beause I am ready to get uncomfortable. I am ready to not be in control, and to fall back on trust… to trust God, to trust humanity, to trust the process ;)….
11 days and counting!
What rhythm or comfort in your life do you want to pay attention to anew?